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india's ballistic missiles: role in nuclear deterrence

back-to-back agni missile tests: on december 26, 2016, india tested the 5,000 plus km agni-v icbm for the fourth time. the test that was conducted from kalam island in the bay of bengal achieved all the mission parameters that had been stipulated. after user trials over the next 18 to 24 months, the nuclear capable agni-5 missile will be inducted into the strategic forces command (sfc). on its operationalisation, all targets in china will come within range from india.

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india strategic
january 2017

HAL To Triple LCA Production To 24 Per Year

London. The state-run HAL will deliver 16 Light Combat Aircraft from 2019, and given the orders from the Indian Air Force (IAF), it will be able to ramp up the production to 24 aircraft per year by setting up a third assembly line.

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India Strategic
August 2018

India-US Relations: A Burgeoning Partnership

The recent decision by the United States to upgrade India from Strategic Trade Authorization (STA)-2 to STA-1 category has come as a huge shot in the arm for ties between the two countries.

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India Strategic
August 2018

Imran Khan, Pakistan Army And Nuclear Peace

London. While Pakistan’s Prime Minister-elect ponders the selection of his closest advisers, he needs to consider how they will be viewed across the border in neighbouring India. 

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India Strategic
August 2018

Boeing Sees Greater Global Demand For P-8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Farnborough. Boeing says it sees growing global demand for its P-8A maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), especially from Asian and Middle Eastern countries, despite competition from cheaper alternatives such as the Saab Swordfish and modified turboprop airliners. Lowering of Poseidon’s cost and adding an additional crew workstation has helped sustain/kindled interest of the current/ potential buyers.

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India Strategic
August 2018

Rolls-Royce Intelligentengine Vision Makes Rapid Progress

Farnborough. Rolls-Royce provided a detailed update on its Intelligent engine vision during the July 2018 Farnborough Airshow, highlighting three examples of recent progress and showing how rapidly Rolls-Royce’s digital capabilities are developing.

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India Strategic
August 2018

IAF Inducting Apaches In August

Close on the heels of Boeing C-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopters being inducted to re-equip Chandigarh-based no.126 HU, Indian Air Force (IAF) is now readying itself to induct another Boeing-made iconic Apache attack helicopter’s latest model, the AH-64e into service this year.

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India Strategic
April 2019

Guns Finally Boom

NEW DELHI. On 9th of November 2018 in a special ceremony held at School of Artillery,

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India Strategic
April 2019

US Approves Sale Of 24 Lockheed Martin MH-60R Helicopters To India

The Indian Navy had decided about five years ago to go in for this helicopter, then Made and Sold by Sikorsky, and as usual there were procedural hiccups in India. Later, Lockheed Martin acquired Sikorsky, and the deal was closed.

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India Strategic
April 2019

Rostec Expands New Line Of Russian Transport Aircraft

INDIA. Russian State Corporation Rostec is implementing the project of building the country’s first transport aircraft IL-112V. The components and assemblies of the new plane, built by Rostec’s organizations, successfully performed during the first flight of the plane.

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India Strategic
April 2019

Mini-UAVs

Tackling Multi-dimensional Aerial Threats.

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India Strategic
April 2019

Boeing 787 Dreamliner For Egyptair Flies Longest Delivery Flight On Blended Aviation Fuel

Boeing 787 Dreamliner For Egyptair Flies Longest Delivery Flight On Blended Aviation Fuel

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India Strategic
July 2019

GA-ASI Teams With Cobham For Protector Through-Life Support

SAN DIEGO. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has reaffirmed its collaboration with Cobham Aviation Services UK for through-life support strategies for the Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).

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India Strategic
July 2019

Embraer Multi-Mission Airlifter KC-390 Takes To Paris Skies

Embraer took its first KC-390 multi-mission airlift configured to operate with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) to the 53rd edition of the Paris Air Show.

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India Strategic
July 2019

Lockheed Martin's F-21 Offers India Formidable WarTech: Dr Lall

F-21 is Beyond F-16 Block 70 in Capability

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India Strategic
July 2019

Indian Navy Acquiring Seaguardians, And More

CHENNAI. The Indian Navy is moving forward towards fulfilling some of its ambitious plans including for manned and unmanned systems.

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India Strategic
July 2019

Moonshot 2 India's ‘Bahubali' Cryogenic Rocket Lifts Off With Chandrayaan-2

India’s second lunar mission was on track as its ‘Babubali’ GSLV rocket successfully put the moon spacecraft — Chandrayaan-2 — into the orbit in a copy book style on July 22.

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India Strategic
July 2019

Russia Celebrates 74th Anniversary Of The Great Patriotic War With Victory Day Parade

MOSCOW. Russia will keep strengthening its armed forces, President Vladimir Putin promised while speaking at the annual military Victory Day parade at Red Square May 9.

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India Strategic
May 2019

IAF Gets Its First Boeing Apache Ah-64E Combat Helicopter

NEW DELHI. The Indian Air Force (IAF) received its first Apache Combat Helicopter May 10, the Air Headquarters announced.

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India Strategic
May 2019

Flydubai Receives Industry Recognition

DUBAI-BASED flydubai was named “Best Low-Cost airline serving the Middle East” at this year’s Business Traveller Middle East Awards, which was held during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at the Grand Plaza Mövenpick.

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India Strategic
May 2019

Tejas Mk 2

To Replace IAF’s Upgraded Mirage 2000 Fighters!!

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India Strategic
May 2019

Indian Navy Submarine Arm

• A Status Report and the Way Ahead

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India Strategic
May 2019

I Like The Raksha Mantri

I DO NOT know why but I like the new RM. I have tried to analyse the reason. She looks sincere and she has worked hard in her previous ministry. I first saw her as the Party spokesperson. She exhibited logic, patience and a good command over both Hindi and English. Her fighting spirit, toughness and bulldog tenacity were there for all to see.

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India Strategic
October 2017

Against 'Terroristan', Intense Indian Diplomacy At UN

NEW DELHI. The annual high level segment of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), beginning on the third Monday of September, is traditionally a period of intense diplomatic activity, packed with meetings and networking. It is also the time when Indian and Pakistani rhetorical wrangling over Kashmir, particularly terrorism reaches its peak.

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India Strategic
October 2017

Boeing Inaugurates Second Phase Of Aerospace Engineering Facility In Bangalore

BANGALORE. The Minister of-State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, inaugurated Boeing’s additional new facility at the Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center (BIETC) September 22 in Bangalore.

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India Strategic
October 2017

Revolution Is In The Air

IF THE aviation headlines during the first half of 2017 were dominated by the Narendra Modi government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), the rest of the year seems set to be ruled by Air India’s proposed privatisation.

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India Strategic
October 2017

Beyond The Visual Range Air Combat Myth And Reality

FIRST LOOK– first shot– first kill being the holy grail of air combat, technology is evolving rapidly to yield ever more sophisticated Beyond the Visual Range Air-to-Air Missiles (BVRAAMs). The simple early beam riding designs like ‘Sparrow’ which ushered in the BVRAAM era in early 50s depended on the target being illuminated continuously by the launch aircraft radar until impact with the target.

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India Strategic
October 2017

Surgical Strikes: A Game Changer

NEW DELHI. On the night of September 28, 2016, several teams of the Special Forces of the Indian Army crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and walked stealthily through gaps in the forward defences of the Pakistan army. The highly-trained commandos quietly made their way across some of the most difficult mountainous terrain in the world.

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India Strategic
October 2017

Touch The Sky With Glory

TO ME, my dear Air Warriors, our Motto - “Touch the Sky with Glory” is an entire philosophy. This philosophy encapsulates the distilled singularity of human drive to achieve the desired tasks and goals correctly and perfectly, consisting of three very significant words and elements.

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India Strategic
October 2017

India and the US - Next Steps in Partnership!

Sign LEMOA and talk Tough on Terror.

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India Strategic
September 2016